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To be part of the team that looks after the overall management of the financial operations of the organization and is mainly involved in preparing maintaining and controlling the company accounts and financial reports, assisting in investment activities, and implement cash management strategies implement the long-term goals of their organization. You are expected to achieve excellent day to day operational performance which reinforces the company’s values and builds its long term capacity.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TASKS

  1. To regulate, and implement a timely, full and accurate set of accounting books of the company including but not limited to Chart of accounts, Balance sheet, Income and Cash flow statements, reflecting all its activities in a manner commensurate with the relevant legislation and regulation in the country subject to internal guidelines and or guidelines that may be set from time to time by the Board of Directors.
  2. To implement continuous financial audit and control systems to monitor the performance of the company, its flow of funds, the adherence to the budget, the expenditures, the income, the cost of sales and other budgetary items and ensure accurate reporting of current and historical transactions.
  3. To assist in the timely, regular preparation of financial statements and reports as required by all pertinent laws and regulations and as deemed necessary and demanded from time to time by the company’s Board of Directors.
  4. To comply with all reporting, accounting and audit requirements imposed by regulatory bodies including capital markets in which the securities of the company may be traded or are about to be traded or otherwise listed.
  5. To prepare and present for the approval of the Board of Directors an annual budget, other budgets, financial plans, business plans, feasibility studies, investment memoranda and all other financial and business documents as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors.
  6. To alert the Chief accountant regarding any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence, lacunas and problems whether actual or potential concerning the financial systems, the financial operations, the financing plans, the accounting, the audits, the budgets and any other matter of a financial nature or which could or does have a financial implication.
  7. To collaborate and coordinate the activities of outside suppliers of financial services hired or contracted by the firm, including accountants, auditors, financial consultants, underwriters and brokers, the banking system and other financial service providers.
  8. To maintain a working relationship and to develop additional relationships with banks, financial institutions and capital markets to aid the company attain its development plans and its investments.
  9. To utilize the computerized systems of all the finance activities in a combined hardwaresoftware and communications system and ensure that all financial functions are integrated currently into the Navision ERP system that we are using. Ensure that all necessary reports are accurately generated automatically and that they are up to date. Regularly Audit the accounts to, ensure correct entries are made by all responsible individuals in adherence to company’s systems and procedures.
  10. You will participate in strategic planning for the ongoing year and also perform analytical work pertaining to the strategies.
  11. You will participate in preparation of the financial budget.
  12. Analyze business performance for the current fiscal year and take steps to improve the performance and also plan to improve the systems.
  13. Coordinate with the senior and junior management of other departments as well, as each and every department in the organization is directly or indirectly associated with the finance department.
  14. Assist in designing the company’s financial policies, rules and regulations and also see that, each and every department adheres to whatever is stipulated.
  15. Monitor accounts control and keep tabs of each and every account of all the departments of the organization. Conduct Internal Audits and inspections including stock takes. Ensure the accuracy of books and records
  16. Ensure a high performance, effective service and financial efficiency.
  17. You may be tasked to secure physical and bank assets. You are also require to ensure that all interactions with the banks are correctly handled.
  18. You will be expected to act with uncompromised integrity.
  19. You will be required to assist in conducting investigations into incidents of fraud, and any possible complaints and claims against the Company
  20. You will be required to from time to time carry out other work related tasks assigned to you by your supervisor.

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TASKS;

  1. Generating invoices, post customer invoices and receipts and credit memos.
  2. Passing GL Entries and ensure that entries posted by other departments are accurate and are posted to the right accounts.
  3. Performing various reconciliations such as , a) Customer account reconciliations. b) Cash and Bank reconciliation c) Creditor Reconciliations
  4. You will be required to deal with debtors including a) Reconciliations, b) Preparation of debtor’s age analysis. c) Issuing debtor’s letters. d) Issuing debtor’s statements. e) Assist Debt collection. f) Communicate with customers. g) Coordinate with sales coordinators, sales people and debtors to ensure that the debtors are kept below 60 days. h) Help set credit limits. i) Ensuring that thorough checks are carried out on credit customers. j) Keeping records of all amounts owing.
  5. Check VAT monthly submissions and assist with preparation of any other reports as instructed by your supervisor and liaise with ZRA and the bank.
  6. You will be required to assist in ensuring that the chart of accounts are accurate and maintained up to date.
  7. You will assist in preparation of management accounts, departmental budgets
  8. Dealing with stock transactions including; a) Reviewing records and maintaining their accuracy. b) Preparing stock takes c) Coordinating stock levels on critical stock items.
  9. It is your responsibility to ensure that all staff financial records are maintained and assist in preparing payroll.
  10. Any other job related tasks assigned to you by your supervisor.

PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Level 2 ZICA/ACCA Licentiate/CIMA Intermediate or Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and Finance.
  2. 2 years relevant working experience.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Understand and demonstrate the principles of the Company’s Mission, Vision and Values
  2. Capacity to work in a team and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  4. Ability to be assertive and persistent whilst having the ability to negotiate.
  5. Strong attention to detail with ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task.
  6. Must be flexible in regards to work related tasks
  7. Microsoft Office and Navision Dynamics proficiency
  8. Must appear and conduct oneself in a professional manner with a high level of integrity.
  9. Ability to deal with high levels of stress

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